BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 26, 2011 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) today announced that Eric J. Foss will join Cigna Corporation's board of directors effective immediately, and will serve on the board's audit and corporate governance committees.
Foss, 53, is the chief executive officer of Pepsi Beverages Co., a $16 billion division within PepsiCo Inc. with responsibility for the beverage business across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Prior to the merger of the Pepsi Bottling Group with PepsiCo, Foss served as Pepsi Bottling Group's chairman and chief executive officer. He had been named CEO and elected to the Pepsi Bottling Group's board of directors in July 2006 and was appointed chairman in October 2008. Foss also is a director of United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a leading multifamily real estate investment trust based in Colorado.
"We are extremely pleased to have Eric join our board," said Cigna Chief Executive Officer David M. Cordani. "Eric brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about how best to meet and exceed customers' needs on a global basis. He has a deep appreciation of our commitment to improve our customers' health, well being and sense of security."
"Eric understands what it takes to be a growth company and comes to Cigna with a proven track record of success," said Chairman of the Board Isaiah Harris, Jr. "As Cigna continues to successfully compete in the global marketplace, Eric will add tremendous value to our board. We welcome him to Cigna."
More information on Cigna's board of directors is available at: http://www.cigna.com/about_us/governance/index.html
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